The 27th Annual Fort Myers RV Show, sponsored by Region 1 of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA), drew over 11,100 patrons during the show’s four days.
“Everyone I spoke with at the show was very pleased with the buying interest the public had,” said FRVTA Region 1 President Nelda Iacono. “In fact, we had several dealers who achieved double digit sales. All dealers came away with lots of sales leads they can now follow up over the coming weeks.”
While not an attendance record, Show Manager Jack Carver was gratified for the public’s positive response, especially following the economic turmoil the industry has suffered over the previous years. “We worked hard to put on a quality event that created a buying situation for all participants,” he said. “I’m gratified the show was successful.”
This year’s annual event, which ran Jan.19-22, featured 14 dealers displaying well over 500 new RVs of all types, styles and price ranges. The show also staged 100 vendors selling everything from RV resort lots, engine upgrades and other enhancements for the RV lifestyle.
“Everyone seemed to be selling whatever they brought,” said Show Chairman Chris Morse. “I’m still busy with traffic and additional sales a week after the show.”
This year’s show success continues the Fort Myers RV Show’s distinction as one of the largest RV events in the Southeast United States, Nelda pointed out. “We are proud to offer dealers, vendors and patrons the best the RV Industry has to offer and look forward to helping spread consumer interest in the RV Lifestyle,” she explained.